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Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I'm looking into getting new front shocks and was wondering if anyone has used this new shocks and also taken advantage of correcting the GC rake.

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Amazon Description: Notes: 46mm Monotube Shock Absorber; 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable; Front w/0.4 in. Lift; Front w/1 in. Lift; Front w/1.5 in. Lift; Front w/1.75 in. Lift;, Not For Use w/Air Leveling Suspension ~$169

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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

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I'm looking into getting new front shocks and was wondering if anyone has used this new shocks and also taken advantage of correcting the GC rake.

Thanks!


Amazon Description: Notes: 46mm Monotube Shock Absorber; 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable; Front w/0.4 in. Lift; Front w/1 in. Lift; Front w/1.5 in. Lift; Front w/1.75 in. Lift;, Not For Use w/Air Leveling Suspension ~$169

Ive used those Bilstein 5100 shocks on my previous trucks (silverado and a tacoma) and they rode great...

Will probably try them on my WK2 to level it
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I have not gotten any feedback from my original post but I went ahead and ordered the fronts and rears. Scheduled install this Wednesday so we'll see how it goes. New brake pads and spacers are going in also.
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

You are gonna like those Bilstein 5100s, please post before and after pictures.

What height setting do you plan on using?
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I'm planning on using the 1.75" setting to level the GC. I could use the added clearance when doing some light offroading. There was only an inch difference in the measurements between the front and rear fenders from the ground which was kind of strange. I thought it'd be bigger, then I remembered all the parts I was going to have installed are all in the back compartment. This calls for a do-over, need to unload the weight from the back.
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

The shop was not able to install the rear Bilsteins. I have the load leveling shocks, they said the new ones I brought in looked dinky compared to the OEM I have on now.
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

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The shop was not able to install the rear Bilsteins. I have the load leveling shocks, they said the new ones I brought in looked dinky compared to the OEM I have on now.

well, obviously you lose the ability to have load leveling with these 5100s. that shoulda been discussed and the shop should have moved forward with install if you knew that.
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The shop was not able to install the rear Bilsteins. I have the load leveling shocks, they said the new ones I brought in looked dinky compared to the OEM I have on now.
Except the bilstiens are far superior in every way
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

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The shop was not able to install the rear Bilsteins. I have the load leveling shocks, they said the new ones I brought in looked dinky compared to the OEM I have on now.
got any pictures? how is the ride up front?

Yes have the rear ones installed, they will complete the ride, those Bilsteins ride very smooth

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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I did discuss that I was willing to lose the load leveling. It's all good though, my main target was the fronts to level the GC a little and that was accomplished. I will post a measurement pic soon.
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I've been following this thread, and I am curious about the results of the 5100s(and with the addition of upgraded springs). Unlike most however, I want to retain the rear load leveling shocks in my vehicle, as I frequently do tow/haul loads.


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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

Here's a measurement pic, not a very good one but it shows the difference. Stock springs.


And here's a before and after of the spacers.
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